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Welcome to the soundRunner Racing Club. We are the Elite Running Club in Connecticut competing in statewide, regional and national level races. We have runners ranging in abilities, including US Olympic Trial Qualifiers. Click Above to learn more about us.

Name: Jaclyn Gilbert

Current Hometown: Madison, CT (as of July 24, 2020) – moved from Brooklyn, NY

Family members we might see at a race: Jared (husband); Leland (son) – 11 months old; Phin (Weimaraner pup) going on 4 years old!

Current Employment: Fiction writer (author of debut novel, LATE AIR); part-time literary agent at Cullen Stanley International; and part-time tutor (English and creative writing)

Current running interest: (Trail? Mountain? Speed? Ultra? Staying injury free?) – Speed (anything between 5K and marathon)….have been out of competitive racing since early 2019 when became pregnant with son. Hoping to get back in shape for racing & for greater community through running as a new mom.

Favorite race: NYC Marathon

Race you have done the most times: Brooklyn Half Marathon

High School/College running programs: Highschool running – Manheim Township (1 mile/2 mile – district and state qualifier); Yale cross country, indoor & outdoor track

Hobbies: reading, journaling, running (and exploring trails with dog & baby)

A favorite quote: “The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.” Earnest Hemingway

What you listen to on a road trip: A mixture of classical music, pop music, and folk classics…..sometimes a podcast like Hidden Brain, The Happiness Project, or Tara Brach on mindfulness.

Something that makes you weird: making up words and dances I hope my son and dog find funny…..reading books aloud to myself in a British accent.

Youthful PRs: 3K in college (10:05); 5K college cross country (17:58); 3200m in high school (11:13)

Open PRs: most recent – NYC marathon (3:23 in 2017); 5K 19:01 (2018)

Jaclyn Gilbert

Name: Lori Marcantonio 

Current Residence:Middlebury, CT

Family we might see at a race: Daniel and Samantha!! And maybe Lola, my sausage dog 

Profession: Reading Specialist/ English teacher Henry Abbott Tech HS Danbury, CT

Running interests: Trail, road, speed…training for Hartford Marathon! 

Race I’ve done most times: Southbury Fall Classic 10k (it doesn’t run anymore ): 

Previous Running Programs: Sacred Heart University Track and Field 

Other less important hobbies: eating, painting, writing, reading, spending time with my kids, walking my wieners 

Favorite quote: “I hate running” ~ Liz Campbell 

If you were on a road trip you’d listen to: 90s rap, Phish, Audioslave, Soundgarden, Tool, A Perfect Circle, Tribe Called Quest, crap my kids enjoy. 

What makes me weird? Honestly, what isn’t weird about me? That’s the real question.

Youthful PRs:
400m 55
200m 25.7
Mile 5:12 
5k 17:52

AC/ Masters (after children) PRs:
5k 18:47
10k none yet 
4 mile 24:54
1 mile: 5:09 (Manchester)
Eating 10 tacos: 15:23
All the rest…yet to come! 
Trying to break 3 hrs in Hartford in October; hopefully I’ll break 3:10. HAHA

Lori Marcantonio